Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, June 6-12

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY | 06.07-06.08, 06.11

Art fest and ‘Cool Summer Evenings’

Brookgreen Gardens will have an Art Festival 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday with a juried show of more than 50 local and national artists, and demonstrations of pottery throwing, glass blowing, hand loom weaving, and a chance to learn the processes used in making many works on display.

Also, as of next week, the gardens, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, kicks off its annual “Cool Summer Evenings,” staying open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, June 11-Aug. 8, with this schedule of events:

• “Music Under the Oaks” on Wednesdays: Doug Fankhauser, guitarist, on June 11; Javier Jazz Project, with trumpeter Javier Vega, June 18; Bates Holman and Friends, a jazz percussionist and trio, June 25; and Mark Shuler, guitarist, July 2.

• “Theater Under The Oaks: ‘Aaron & Theodosia,’ ” Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6, a play based on letters between Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, and daughter Theodosia Burr Alston, who spent 10 years at The Oaks Plantation, one of four plantations that make up Brookgreen Gardens.

• “Up Close at the Zoo,” 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway who will change the animal focus weekly.

• Live performances of classic stories and nursery rhymes, 6 p.m. Thursdays in Enchanted Storybook Forest, next to Whispering Wings Butterfly House.

• “A Child’s Frontier Life” creek cruises, 6 and 7 p.m. Thursdays, for an extra $8 ages 13 and older, and $4 ages 4-12.

• “Concerts on the Lawn,” Fridays with U-N-I Jazz on June 13, Latitude June 20, the Paul Grimshaw Band June 27, Big Bang Boom July 4, Travis Allison Band July 11, Barbara Bailey Hutchison July 18, Ross Holmes Band July 19, Dan Kennedy Aug. 1, and Carolina Master Chorale Aug. 8.

Most events at the gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, are free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 06.07-06.08

Slew of outings, some for charities

• Yard and bake sale fundraiser for Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission, of Conway, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Carolina Forest Storage, 4761 U.S. 501, behind Carolina Forest Flea Market. Details at 902-2456, 347-6583 or www.warmfarms.org.

• Myrtle Beach Corvette Club’s 19th annual “Corvettes at Myrtle Beach’ Show, benefiting several local charities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Broadway at the Beach, off 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Details at 294-0127 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.

• C4W Explosive Wrestling “A Night of Miracles,” benefiting the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues (which helps people with disabilities play baseball at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, on 33rd Avenue North, behind Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St. – 448-7712 or


), 7 p.m. Saturday (preshow at 6 p.m.) at X Sports Gym Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway (236-0009), just west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. Scheduled guests include Steve Corino, Jesse Neal, Shannon Moore, and C4W’s Mason Myles Elliott, Mikal Mosley and Shady the Clown. $10-$20. 437-6984.

In Brunswick County, on Saturday:

• “Calabash Plein Aire – Wet Paint Day,” for all artists – amateur and professional – and students in grades 3-12, at Jewelry By Wendy – Beach House Fine Arts Gallery, 10152 Beach Drive, Unit 6, Calabash. Registration is $20, including lunch, for adults, free for students. Also,the public is invited to visit gallery at 3 p.m. on this day for a “Wet Paint Sale.” 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com/CalabashPleinArtDay.html.

• “Southport’s in Bloom” garden tour, by Downtown Southport Inc. and the Southport Garden Club, 1-5 p.m. (rain date: Sunday), covering nine sites, including Southport’s new Community Garden. Tickets $10, available at Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and Visitor Center, 203 E. Bay St.; Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N. Howe St.; and in the hospitality tent, on Saturday only, at the first garden stop, Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn, 106 W. Bay St. 910 279-4616 or




‘A Touch of Red’ in colored pencils

Take in “A Touch of Red,” the second annual Colored Pencil Members’ Show & Sale by the Colored Pencil Society of America, District 124 of Myrtle Beach.

The exhibit opens Monday, going through June 21 at Art & Soul, An Artisan Gallery, 5001 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and everyone is welcome to vote for his or her favorite artwork, and three people's choice awards will be announced at a reception, 4-6 p.m. June 21.

Details from the Colored Pencil Society at 503-504-7501, 234-2283 or www.cpsa124.org, or Art & Soul at 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.


Family movies thrice weekly

Two cinemas in Myrtle Beach have brought back series of family movies that will change weekly:

“Summer Movie Clubhouse,” 10 a.m. Mondays-Wednesdays at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall, off Seaboard Street:

• “Ice Age: The Meltdown” June 9-12

• “Epic” June 16-19

• “The Croods” June 23-26

• “Turbo” June 30-July 3

“Smurfs 2” July 7-10

• “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” July 14-17

• “Walking with Dinosaurs” July 21-24

• “The Lego Movie” July 28-31, “Rio 2” Aug. 4-7

• “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Aug. 11-14.

They’re $1 each, or $5 for a pass for the whole series. Details at 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.

“Poppy’s Summer Movie Magic,” 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays at Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common:

• “The Lego Movie,” June 10-12

• “The Croods,” June 17-19

• “Smurfs 2,” June 24-26

• “Ice Age: Continental Divide,” July 1-3

• “Despicable Me 2” July 8-10

• “Turbo” July 15-17

• “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” July 22-24

• “Epic” July 29-31

• “Shrek Forever After,” Aug. 5-7

• “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel,” Aug. 12-14

Free. 282-0550 or www.stonetheatres.com/#/summer-movie-magic-grand-14/4584033968.


‘Hot Summer Nights’ in downtown Myrtle Beach

The Oceanfront Merchants Association begins another year of “Hot Summer Nights” this Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, and on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk, all for free.

Weather permitting, the schedule comprises:

• Boardwalk and park performers – Sunday and Friday nights through Aug. 31, including “Boardwalk Elvis” by David Chaney of Myrtle Beach (He performs 7-10 p.m.; details


), Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Plyler Park, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in front of Boardwalk Coffee House and The Bowery at Ninth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

• Kids’ Carnival – 7-10 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 25, including youth bands, inflatables, face painting, caricature artist, games, balloon twisting, and stilt walkers

• Concert series – 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 30, on Plyler Park stage

• Fireworks – Wednesdays through Aug. 20, and on July 4

Details at www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.